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consumerism Syllabification: con·sum·er·ism
Pronunciation: /kənˈso͞oməˌrizəm/

Definition of consumerism in English:

noun

1The protection or promotion of the interests of consumers.
Example sentences
  • Rudawski's research interests include consumerism and higher education faculty diversity.
  • In turn, this has fueled the emergence of a new consumer drive, vigilante consumerism.
2often derogatory The preoccupation of society with the acquisition of consumer goods.
Example sentences
  • In the mainstream media, consumerism and marketing techniques impinge on news-editorial content and presentation.
  • It is they who shoved us into wanton consumerism, into a society in which we must maintain a champagne lifestyle on mauby pockets.
  • Like music and literature, art has become a commodity in a society of consumerism.

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